Overview of Classes

We offer classes in dance, music, theatre, and the visual arts for preschoolers through adults. Our year-long classes run from September to May. Our semester classes run from September to December and January to May. We also offer some once a month art seminar classes for teens and adults. If you are interested in a class and you have missed the start date, please contact us to see if the class is still accepting new registrations.

Important Dates

~Fall 2017- spring 2018 classes will run for 28 weeks at Westview Baptist Church.

~Winter 2018- spring 2018 will run for 15 weeks at Westview Baptist Church.

~ Full year classes will begin the week of September 18th and end by May 6th. There will be no classes from December 18th to January 7th due to Christmas Break.

~Full year classes will resume and winter semester classes will begin the week of January 8th. There will be no classes from March 26th to Apri 8th for Easter/ Spring Break. Classes will resume the week of April 9th and will end by May 6th for Summer Break. (Students who wish to continue private music lessons beyond May 6th may do so by individual arrangement with the Westview ARTS Academy director.)

~ There will be opportunities for parents to observe student progress at various times throughout the year through the invitation of individual instructors, and/or during our year-end showcase on May 5th. Participation in the showcase will be by invitation and rehearsals on May 4th will be mandatory for participants. In addition, some of our students will have the opportunity to participate in our Christmas concerts on December 2nd & 17th. Information about these concerts and rehearsals will be sent out no less than a month before.

Policies

~Westview Arts Academy reserves the right to reschedule, cancel, or combine classes should registration be insufficient.

~Enrolment in a class is not final and participation cannot commence until payment has been received in full or a payment plan has been put into place by visiting the Westview Arts Academy office.

~Class fees listed on our website are calculated based on the length of the class, the potential size of the class (private, semi-private, group), and the supplies needed for the class or production(s). Year-long classes are offered at a discounted rate.

~Missed classes are non-refundable when missed by a student. If an instructor cannot be available for any class, a substitute will be brought in or the instructor will make arrangements for a make-up class on a future date.

~Excessive absences from class may result in the student not being permitted to participate in the year-end showcase.

~Returned cheques or declined credit cards will be assessed a service charge of $25.00.

Full Year Student Withdrawal Policy:

The initial deposit fee (costume fee(s) + registration fee + gst) is non-refundable.

The first month’s tuition is also non-refundable.

Withdrawals require one calendar month’s written notice and must be received prior to the first day of the month. Your final balance will be calculated be pro-rating classes (based on full, non-discounted rates) to the end of the one month notice period. Any fees submitted to cover classes after the one month notice period will be returned.

There are no refunds after January 31st, 2018.

Semester Student Withdrawal Policy:

Withdrawals require two weeks written notice prior to the start of the program. If adequate notice is provided prior to the start of the program, the fees will be refunded apart from a $25.00 administration fee.


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